Oil Leak on Honda 2000i Generator


Old 08-18-14, 02:30 PM
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Oil Leak on Honda 2000i Generator

I have the above and it leaks oil. I do not know where it is coming from. I cleaned it up as best I could without taking the whole thing apart. There are stories about cracked housings and leaky bearings. Are there any instructions out there for disassembling the generator and finding the leak? I have pretty good mechanical skills.
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Old 08-18-14, 02:54 PM
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welcome to the forums..

Here is the owners manual page..

Honda Generators - Owners Manuals

Short of taking the covers off and finding out where the leak is coming from, there is not much more you can do...
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I assume you are talking about a EU2000i. I have several of them that get heavy commercial use and they have been extremely durable and reliable.

I know of no DIY instructions for disassembling a EU2000i and it is more complex than a standard generator as there is a lot crammed into a small sound proof enclosure. If you are going to tackle it on your own I'd suggest taking several photos at every step in the disassembly process so you can put it back together.
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Thanks for the replies. I found a video yesterday that showed how to get the covers off and that was a lot of work. I am now thinking about what should be my next step. The generator is excellent and I've made good use of it, not commercially, but as a "handyman" let's say. But it isn't too nice to have to lay something under it every time it's used to keep oil from getting all over everything. And I'd like to be able to take it with us when we go off with our Airstream trailer or use it here in Florida when the power goes off. I don't know where the cost factor of having it done exceeds the dump it and get another one price.

Thanks again.

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